Manowar ‎– Battle Hymns

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The band's debut album.

Track B2's narration section by Orson Welles (he co-operated again with the band on another song "Defender")

Rerecorded in 2010.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LT-51125 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album) Liberty Records, Inc. LT-51125 US 1982 Sell This Version
Emi Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album) Liberty Emi Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
4LT 51125 Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album) Liberty 4LT 51125 US 1982 Sell This Version
4LT-51125 Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album) Liberty 4LT-51125 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
K28P-270 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album) Liberty K28P-270 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
LT-51125 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album) Liberty LT-51125 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
064 400103 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album) Liberty 064 400103 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
038 15 7630 1 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album) EMI Records 038 15 7630 1 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
LBG 30349, 0C 062-400 103 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album) Liberty, Liberty LBG 30349, 0C 062-400 103 UK 1982 Sell This Version
062 4001031 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album) Liberty 062 4001031 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
2C 068 - 400.103 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album) Liberty 2C 068 - 400.103 France 1982 Sell This Version
LBG 30349 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album) Liberty LBG 30349 UK 1982 Sell This Version
1A 064-400103 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album) Liberty 1A 064-400103 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
2C 068-400103, 2C 068-400.103 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album) Liberty, Liberty 2C 068-400103, 2C 068-400.103 France 1982 Sell This Version
K28P-270 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album, Promo) Liberty K28P-270 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
LT-51125 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album, TP) Liberty Records, Inc. LT-51125 US 1982 Sell This Version
4001031 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Liberty 4001031 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
31C 064 400103 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album, RE) Liberty 31C 064 400103 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
1C 038 15 7630 1 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album, RE) Liberty 1C 038 15 7630 1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
TCP 2430 Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album, RE) Liberty Records, Inc. TCP 2430 Turkey 1990 Sell This Version
none Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Manowar) none Bulgaria 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0965 Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album, Unofficial, Dol) MG Records (2) MG 0965 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
none Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Manowar) none 1992 Sell This Version
TC-LBG 30349 Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Manowar) TC-LBG 30349 Bulgaria 1992 Sell This Version
MG 0965 Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album, Unofficial, Dol) MG Records (2) MG 0965 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
TOCP-8441 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RE) Liberty TOCP-8441 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
CDMR 2139/M3-97 134497 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, Unofficial) CD Media Records CDMR 2139/M3-97 134497 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
none Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album, Unofficial) CD Media Records, Global Music (4) none Russia 1997 Sell This Version
none Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Global Music (4) none Russia 1997 Sell This Version
7243 5 24617 2 1, 524 6172 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI, EMI 7243 5 24617 2 1, 524 6172 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 24617 2 1, 524 6172 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) EMI (2), EMI (2) 7243 5 24617 2 1, 524 6172 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
3984-14321-2 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records 3984-14321-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
3984-14321-2 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Metal Blade Records (2) 3984-14321-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
7243 5 24617 2 1, 524 6172 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI, EMI 7243 5 24617 2 1, 524 6172 Brazil 2007 Sell This Version
BOBV202LP Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album, Ltd, MP, Num, RE, Gat) Back On Black BOBV202LP UK 2009 Sell This Version
BOBV202LP Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Gat) Back On Black BOBV202LP UK 2009 Sell This Version
BOBV202LP Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Back On Black BOBV202LP UK 2010 Sell This Version
BOBV202LP Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Back On Black BOBV202LP UK 2010 Sell This Version
UICY-78631 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Capitol Records UICY-78631 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
199.005.587 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album) Electrola 199.005.587 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
538-7 91989 2, CDP 538 7 91989 2, CDP 538-7 91989 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RE) EMI, EMI, EMI 538-7 91989 2, CDP 538 7 91989 2, CDP 538-7 91989 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
538-7 91989 2, CDP 538 7 91989 2, 7 91989 2 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RE) Liberty, EMI Electrola, Liberty, EMI Electrola, Liberty, EMI Electrola 538-7 91989 2, CDP 538 7 91989 2, 7 91989 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
538-7 91989 2, CDP 538-7 91989 2, CDP 538 7 91989 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RE) EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 538-7 91989 2, CDP 538-7 91989 2, CDP 538 7 91989 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 538 7 91989 2, CDP 538-7 91989 2 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RE) Liberty, EMI Electrola CDP 538 7 91989 2, CDP 538-7 91989 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7243 5 24617 2 1 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI, Sony DADC, Universal 7243 5 24617 2 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7243 5 24617 2 1 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI 7243 5 24617 2 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7243 5 24617 2 1, 524 6172 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI, EMI 7243 5 24617 2 1, 524 6172 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7243 5 24617 2 1, 524 6172 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI, EMI 7243 5 24617 2 1, 524 6172 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
538-7 91989 2, CDP 538 7 91989 2, CDP 538-7 91989 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RE, RP) Liberty, Liberty, Liberty, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 538-7 91989 2, CDP 538 7 91989 2, CDP 538-7 91989 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
538-7 91989 2, CDP 538 7 91989 2, CDP 538-7 91989 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RE, RP) Liberty, Liberty, Liberty, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 538-7 91989 2, CDP 538 7 91989 2, CDP 538-7 91989 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
538-7 91989 2, CDP 538 7 91989 2, CDP 538-7 91989 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RE, RP) Liberty, Liberty, Liberty, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 538-7 91989 2, CDP 538 7 91989 2, CDP 538-7 91989 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
538-7 91989 2, CDP 538 7 91989 2 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, RP) Liberty, Liberty 538-7 91989 2, CDP 538 7 91989 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
gr128 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label gr128 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Manowar) none Unknown Sell This Version
M053 Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Manowar) M053 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Manowar Battle Hymns(CD, Album, Unofficial) Capitol Records (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
OR-025 Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album, Dol) Orion (4) OR-025 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Unison (2) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
none Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Manowar) none Poland Unknown Sell This Version
462 Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ST Records (2) 462 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Manowar) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
0001-95 Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Желтая Студия 0001-95 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
058 Manowar Battle Hymns(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Виола ЛТД. 058 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
0777 7 91989 1 7 Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album, RP) Capitol Records 0777 7 91989 1 7 Greece Unknown Sell This Version

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MathijsH

MathijsH

March 20, 2019
referencing Battle Hymns, LP, Album, 2C 068-400103, 2C 068-400.103
Isn't this release identical to https://www.discogs.com/Manowar-Battle-Hymns/release/3684079 ? Same catalogue numbers, same identifiers, no differences in pictures.
LPWJ

LPWJ

March 20, 2019
edited 2 months ago
referencing Battle Hymns, CD, Album, RE, RM, 7243 5 24617 2 1, 524 6172

All you need are these early records of Manowar everything after 1987 is Manowar 2.0 and more pop than metal even if there are good songs on each album these are the classics, those who call it cheesy are the ones Manowar mean with false metal...the posers. Those are the ones they wrote about early days, everyone laughing at them then or now are proving them right. Metal is a people, a race not just songs and music to sell and earn your millions. Look at the favorite bands the posers have (usually in the vein of Guns n Roses) and you can tell they are not meant for metal.
Either you get it or you don't. Just as you either laugh at Schwarzenegger as Conan or are blown away by the storytelling which I was as a kid and it was my favorite movie just like Manowar.

When this first album came there was nothing like it. Carl Canedy plays on the demo who later started The Rods.
Classic songs and the next two albums are complete 100% metal, this is just a taste of things to come...with Battle Hymn and Dark Avenger, the rest is rock 'n' roll the metal way, kinda like Ozzys Diary of a Madman in classy metal tunes where the titletrack is half the record and a classic.

Be well,
LPWJ
martindavey87

martindavey87

April 19, 2018
referencing Battle Hymns, CD, Album, RE, RM, 7243 5 24617 2 1

Break out the loincloths and battle axes, it's time to delve into the sword and sorcery world of "real metal", as Manowar's debut album, 1982's 'Battle Hymns' shamelessly ups the ante on pure cheesiness and forces us to ask ourselves what it means to truly be a metal fan.

Kind of like America's answer to Judas Priest, Manowar's early albums seems more akin to hard rock than metal. It's got a bluesy, swinging feeling to it, that doesn't quite match up to the imagery of the band. But that's not going to stop them from preaching the gospel of the metal Gods.

But the thing is, while this might have been heavy and cutting edge in 1982... by today's standard, it's tame, light, and... well, it'll always be cheesy no matter when you hear it. Vocalist Eric Adams sings his heart out, and certainly possesses an impressive range. And guitarist Ross the Boss... yeah, that's his "name"... certainly has incredible guitar skills... just not very good songwriting ones.

Still, not all's lost, as there is some stuff here which is, well... alright, to put it bluntly. 'Death Tone', 'Metal Daze' and 'Manowar' (born to live forevermore, and don't you forget it), are all okay, nothing fancy, but certainly a precursor to the cheese that is to follow. Much like the Priest... their earlier material is pretty tame when compared to metal today, but Manowar's sound will adapt with the times and they will certainly improve on later albums, but otherwise, 'Battle Hymns' is a bit of a naff one, to me anyway.
Deadbeat-At-Dawn

Deadbeat-At-Dawn

March 26, 2017
referencing Battle Hymns, LP, Album, LT-51125
Can anyone confirm with photos this was released with the catalog number LBG 30349? The photo's posted here clearly show the catalog number being LT-51125. Other online sources also state this was only released in the USA with the 51125 catalog number.
Metalherz

Metalherz

July 27, 2016
referencing Battle Hymns, LP, Album, Ltd, MP, Num, RE, Gat, BOBV202LP

Very good album but disappointed by the Back on Black release.... Bad quality of the print cover. Need to find the original release to replace the BOB one.
marqueso

marqueso

December 27, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Battle Hymns, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat, BOBV202LP
according some sites information this release is limited to 1000.
Quote taken from nuclearblast site:
The fancy gatefold reissue! Limited to 1000 copies!
DexterWard

DexterWard

April 16, 2012
referencing Battle Hymns, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Gat, BOBV202LP
There is also a version with a mispressed cover. The first run of the covers had wrong lyrics printed on the inside of the gatefold. Instead the lyrics of "Manowar", two times the "Shell Shock" lyrics were printed. On the backside there are also some credits missing. I don't know how many copies of these covers exist.

From the Back on Black Page:
The 500 limited edition of Manowar “Battle Hymns” that is exclusive to Nuclear Blast mail order in Germany has an error. There has been a screw up at our sleeve printers and therefore the inside print on the gatefold is wrong. We are manufacturing new sleeves with the correction and are obviously more than happy to replace the incorrect sleeves. If you have purchased a copy from Nuclear Blast with duplicated lyrics please contact them to obtain your replacement.

hailkings

hailkings

December 13, 2010
referencing Battle Hymns, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Gat, BOBV202LP
under the same cat# and barcode, I'm holding 2 different copies
this release has a 2 cm wider and slighty thicker sleeve, and much bigger characters on the edge, as well as a sticker : "Manowar Battle Hymns orange vinyl 165/500 exclusively distributed by Nuclear Blast mailorder"
the other one (grey disc) would then be the regular BOB release...